My prepared remarks for the Quantified Self Public Health Symposium (here are some notes from the event): You know when you type the first few words of a query and Google suggests the rest based on what thousands of other people have typed next? There’s a Twitter account called Google Poetics that takes those suggested phrases […]
The new environment for health care decisions
“The tools are in place. The culture is shifting to expect that people have access to information and each other. There is mounting evidence that connecting patients with each other and with their data can have a positive effect on health outcomes…” – Health Care Hackers I’ll speak today at Health 2.0 Santa Clara about […]
Tracking for Health: Detailed Demographics
In response to popular demand, my Pew Research colleagues and I posted detailed demographic tables for the “Tracking for Health” study. I should warn you: These are not pretty tables. You may need a ruler to keep track of the rows and columns since we crammed as much data into each table as possible. But […]
Was it a keynote? Or a seismic warning?
Eric Topol’s keynote at HIMSS13, a massive health IT event, was a tsunami of ideas and visions for the future of health care. I wasn’t there, so I salvaged what washed up on my shore as a Storify. Why? Because I’m an internet geologist. I look for early warning signs of possible futures and Topol […]
What if health care dreams started coming true?
Some new “What if health care…?” dreams are circulating and since they are specifically related to my research, I have to call them out. First, check out this article by Eugene Borukhovich about the power of DIY health care tools and self-tracking — and how we need to move toward DIT (do it together): A new […]
Join a discussion about “Tracking for Health”
“When our observations about ourselves are formally collected, rather than just remembered, it’s easier to get advice and comment, and to improve our reasoning with the help of others. ‘Remember kids, the only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down,’ said Adam Savage of Mythbusters. Technology helps us write it down.” – Ernesto Ramirez, […]